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TREMAYNE: Did the Australian GP create fresh hope or just a false horizon for Mercedes and Ferrari?

Hall of Fame F1 Journalist

David Tremayne
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Ferrari's Monegasque driver Charles Leclerc (R) and Mercedes' British driver Lewis Hamilton drive

Statistically, the Australian GP looked pretty good for Mercedes, with Lewis Hamilton finishing just 0.1s adrift of first-time Down Under winner Max Verstappen. A bit like the old times of 2021 before the Silver Arrows lost their mojo, if you just read the result on paper.

But, of course, the outcome of a chaotic race which was red flagged a record three times was skewed further when it ultimately ended behind the Safety Car.

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